Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Rettie & Co. is fully regulated by the RICS, offering all of our clients a security that many of our competitors cannot match.
As a member of the RICS, we hold our clients' monies in separate business accounts, meaning their money is always 100% safe.
Many letting agents do not separate clients' funds in this way.
Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)
Rettie & Co. is a member of ARLA, offering our clients further security and peace of mind.
As a member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents, we are regulated and required to adhere to high standards of professional conduct.
Benefits of using an agent regulated by ARLA include The Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme which compensates an applicant (Landlord, Tenant or Management Company) up to a limit of £25,000.
For further information regarding ARLA visit www.arla.co.uk.
To further substantiate our RICS regulation to landlords and tenants, Rettie & Co is a SAFEagent.
SAFE – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through a client money protection scheme.
Landlords and tenants often make decisions based on cost, but it is important to ensure you ask your agent for details of the organisation they are regulated by and whether or not they are covered by a client money protection scheme. If the agent you are using cannot provide you with the assurance of knowing they are covered by a client money protection scheme the question you need to ask is why not?
For more information on SAFEagent visit www.safeagents.co.uk.